The toasty woolly goodness of this chunky cozy is great for crocheters learning the crochet basics, and for inexperienced pattern readers.
Turn it into a quick gift for men: just use a darker, neutral color and leave off the tulip edging for a gender-neutral beverage sleeve.
Alpine Cup Cozy is one of the first crochet patterns I added to my design line back in 2010. It remains one of my favorite cup cozy designs. I’ve crocheted and used almost fifty different coffee cozies and other beverage sleeves over the years. This pattern includes my design tips for optimizing a cozy’s safety and usefulness.
Advanced Beginner. I’ve kept pattern abbreviations to a minimum, and include International English equivalents for American terms.
After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):
- How to join in a ring and work in the round
- An easy, pretty edging that will come in handy for other projects
- The importance of a locking slip knot and a well-fitted cozy
Fits standard paper coffee cups as used in the USA: cozy is 3.5 in/9 cm by 3.25 in/8 cm wide (at inside bottom rim) and 4 in/10 cm wide (at inside top).
Crochet Hook: K/10.5/6.5mm and L/11/8mm or sizes required for gauge
Yarn: less than half of one skein of a #5 Bulky Weight yarn.
- Yarn used for the pink and off-white cozies shown: Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (6 oz/170 g, 106 yds/97 m per skein, 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool).
- Yarn used for the light blue cozy shown: Patons’ UpCountry (3.5oz/100g, 78 yds/71 m per skein, 100% Wool). Color #80953 Ice Blue [yarn is discontinued].